ERIC Number: EJ386799
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Prime-Time Television Portrayals of Older Adults in the Context of Family Life.
Dail, Paula W.
Gerontologist, v28 n5 p700-08 Oct 1988
Content analyzed portrayal of older adults in 12 family-oriented, prime-time television programs to determine cognitive, physical, and health status; social interaction; and emotional behavior. Among 193 characters portraying elderly adults, 3,468 verbalizations and behaviors were examined. Results suggest that persons over age 55 are more favorably portrayed than those approximating age 55. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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